Chapron History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Chapron is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a person who worked as chaperon. is derived from the Norman French word capron and from the Old French word chaperon, which both mean a hood or cap. This bearer of this surname was a person who made or sold hoods and caps.
Early Origins of the Chapron family
The surname Chapron was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Chapron family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chapron research. Another 134 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1130, 1154, 1273, 1327, 1400, 1550, and 1788 are included under the topic Early Chapron History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Chapron Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Chapron were recorded, including Capron, Caperun, Caperoner, Chaperon, Caperon, Capronne and many more.
Early Notables of the Chapron family (pre 1700)
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In France, the name Chapron is the 1,480th most popular surname with an estimated 3,941 people with that name. 
Migration of the Chapron family
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Chapron family emigrate to North America: Peter Capron who arrived in Texas in 1846.
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